Obama speech mixed up the names of the current and previous presidents of Afghanistan

The scandal erupted after the error the head of the White house Barack Obama, which I forgot the name who came to Washington with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. This was reported to the Agency Hama Press, reports | Unity.info.

During a joint press conference on 24 March, Obama in his speech about the plans for the continued presence of American troops on Afghan territory repeatedly called the President of Afghanistan, “Karzai” (Hamid Karzai — President of Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014 — approx. ed.). He Ahmadzai tried not to pay attention to the error of the American administration. In Hama Press say that Obama was not able to remember the name of the new Afghan leader, although Ahmadzai for six months holds the presidency and two days is visiting the USA.



March 24 Obama and Ahmadzai issued a joint statement, according to which the United States would not reduce the number of its troops in Afghanistan by the end of this year. It will remain at the current level of 9.8 thousand persons. it Was stated that “the pace of withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2016 will be determined during the current year”.

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